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Utilizing an AI system for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) can improve radiologists’ accuracy while dramatically reducing reading times, according to a new study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  

Head exams are the most common CT examination among young people, but can the radiation dose cause cataracts when the lens of the eye is included in the scan?

“Knowledge of CAC on a prior chest CT may eliminate the need for a subsequent dedicated gated calcium score CT, leading to earlier diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease as well as decreasing radiation exposure and health care costs,” wrote authors of a July 26 study.

"Smoking cessation is very important if these patients want to help themselves and avoid further procedures," authors of the study published in Radiology wrote. "We should urge current smokers to stop smoking before treatment."

A team of Japan-based researchers have created a medical camera capable of detecting and imaging radiotracers used in both PET and SPECT scans with limited radiation dosage.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year $47 million grant to the University of California, Berkeley to incorporate imaging into an ongoing study investigating whether lifestyle changes can help protect against dementia.

“For radiologists, who generally perform routine activities, involvement in clinical trials increases their workload and raises human resources issues at hospitals which are already running chronic medical deficits,” wrote authors of a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

A deep learning platform can accurately distinguish critical from non-critical feeding tube placement on radiographs, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

An Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) spokesman told the Australian the increase will be anywhere from 3-9%.

The method—dual-energy CT virtual non-calcium (VNCa) imaging—can remove calcium from CT data and produce a quantitative assessment of injuries in the largest and most complex joint in the human body.

Increasing daily physical activity may help older adults delay their progression to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to research published July 16 in JAMA Neurology.  

A deep learning platform created by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute can identify cancer in radiology reports as well as clinicians, but in a fraction of the time, according to new research published July 25 in JAMA Oncology.